KOLKATA, July 29: India striker Jeje Lalpekhlua believes the Indian Super League (ISL) has done whatever it could to promote football in the country and it is now up to the players to take the league in India forward.
The ISL, launched in 2014 is now India�s premier football league. From the previous season onwards, the league winners are awarded a direct group stage spot in the AFC Champions League (ACL), Asia�s marquee club football tournament � a first for Indian football.
�Compared to our time back in 2007-2008, when I turned professional, we never got such facilities like it is now in the ISL. Now, things have changed. Players are very important to take Indian football to the next level now. Players now are very lucky to get these opportunities. They need to grab these with both hands and make use of it,� Lalpekhlua told ISL Media. � IANS